What Day is the Most Boring Day in History?

April 11, 1954, has been determined to be the most boring day in modern history in terms of historical events, famous people's birthdays or major doings in the world of arts or sports. In fact, only two things occurred on that day — a Turkish scholar, Abdullah Atalar, was born, and an election was held in Belgium.

More facts about April 11 and other boring days:

  • April 18, 1930, was a boring day in the United Kingdom. Listeners who tuned in to the BBC's news broadcast were informed: "Today is Good Friday. There is no news," and piano music was played for the rest of the broadcast.

  • Though April 11, 1954, was the most boring day, many historical events happened on that date in other years. Among other things, the former dictator of Uganda, Idi Amin, was deposed on April 11, 1979; U.S. president Harry Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur of his command on April 11, 1951; and Abraham Lincoln made his last public speech on April 11, 1865.

  • April 11 is the birthday of many historical figures other than Atalar — just not in 1954. Other famous April 11 birthdays include Katsurba Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's wife; mathematician Andrew Wiles, who solved Fermat's last theorem; and Roman emperor Septimius Severus.
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Discussion Comments


April 11, 1954 may have been boring to most of the world, except if it was your birthday, in which case it was the major event of the day and who would then care what the rest of the world was doing?

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